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Many of us are aware we need to make healthy food choices. We know to choose vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat or fat-free milk and lean-protein foods. Many do not realize that making healthy food choices also includes paying attention to what we drink.
Do you eat until you are stuffed and continue to eat even though you are full? Do you just keep on eating simply because food is on your plate? Ever thought you were hungry and gobbled down your food only to realize you were not as hungry as you first thought? These examples are all signs of mindless eating, which is eating without really considering what you are doing.
Nutrient-dense foods have more nutrients per calorie than foods that are not nutrient dense. Nutrient-dense foods contain a small portion of their calories from fat, sugar, or refined grains and have more vitamins, minerals, and protein.